New nudibranch book

If you're into nudibranchs and plan to visit Portugals Algarve coast anytime soon, João Pedro Silva and Gonçalo Calado's new book about sea slugs in this area is a must-have. And it works well in the field, too!

Posted on Jul 9, 2013

The cover of the new book shows a Felimare fontandraui nudibranch.

Sea Slugs of the Algarve

The authors João Pedro Silva and Gonçalo Calado has produced a very useful and informative book, called Sea Slugs of the Algarve.

The two nudibranch experts have been working on this project for a long time, documenting the approximately 150 sea slug species found along the coast of mainland Portugal.

Identification guide

The book describes opisthobranchs, which includes both true nudibranchs and other groups like cephalaspideans, anaspideans and more. It is printed on waterproof plastic sheets with a spiral binding, making it a great field guide to bring when you're out diving.

The species are described in detail with great images, divided into easy-to-understand sections. It also has two indentification guides based on color and rhinophores.

Cuthona foliata

The authors even found room for one of my images in the book - the 10 mm long species Cuthona foliata is present in Portuguese waters, but is extremely rare:

Cuthona foliata is also a rare species in Norway, but we have found it several times on the Nudibranch Safari at Gulen Dive Resort over the last few years.

I'm very happy to help out with projects like this, because I think it is important that new and updated nudibranch litterature is published.

Check out the litterature list

A great addition to my nudibranch litterature, the Sea Slugs of the Algarve contains almost 150 species, several of which are also found in Norwegian waters.

If you're looking for good books about marine life in general and nudibranchs in particular, you are welcome to check out my litterature list which also contains links to useful websites.

» Click here to view the litterature list

The 160-page book is published by Subnauta Publishing and has a first edition of 1.000 copies. It is available both in Portuguese and English, ISBN 978-989-96406-2-7.

» Click here to get in touch with Subnauta for purchasing this book

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